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Award show veteran Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars in 2015

| Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Oscars next year. The actor and author announced his latest gig online Wednesday. He posted a video on Twitter of him on the phone saying, "I'm in," showing a close-up of his bucket list and circling "Host the Oscars."

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Catholic university suspends plans for screening of Harvey Milk film

| Friday, October 3, 2014
Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in a scene from "Milk."
WASHINGTON -- A student group at Catholic University postponed a screening of a movie about gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk after school officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month. A chapter of the College Democrats had planned to screen "Milk," starring Sean Penn, on Wednesday evening on the Northeast Washington...

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HRC awards grants to four schools for documentary promoting LGBT inclusion

| Thursday, September 25, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The educational arm of the nation's largest LGBT rights group is seeking to advance LGBT inclusion on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has teamed up with Promised Land Film to award $4,000 grants to four schools to allow them to use the documentary...

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‘Until We Could,’ a video poem by inaugural poet Richard Blanco

| Sunday, September 21, 2014
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To mark the 10th anniversary since Massachusetts because the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, advocacy group Freedom to Marry commissioned Richard Blanco, the poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2012, to write a poem commemorating the decade.

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First look: ‘Paternity Leave’

| Sunday, September 14, 2014
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"Paternity Leave," directed by Matt Riddlehoover, is a romantic comedy slated for release in 2015: "Greg (Jacob York) finds out that he's pregnant with his partner Ken's (Charlie David) baby. Dumbstruck by the news, their relationship takes twists and turns through hardship and hilarity, while we're left wondering if they're going to make it through the most unexpected...

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‘Love Is Strange’ a tender, meandering exploration of human relationships

| Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Alfred Molina, left, and John Lithgow in a scene from "Love Is Strange."
LOS ANGELES — A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated — at least physically — by factors beyond their control in "Love Is Strange," the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On," ''Forty Shades of Blue").

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To Be Takei: George Takei, Brad Altman open up about their 27-year love story

Via: Oprah Winfrey Network | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Twenty-seven years ago, Star Trek actor George Takei was in a gay running club in Los Angeles and noticed the best runner in the club, a man named Brad Altman. "I went up to him and asked him to train me for my first marathon," he says. "And before long, we became partners."

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A gay dad’s requiem for Robin Williams, the icon of the modern father

| Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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There was a deeper profound loss in the news for me in learning of Robin Williams' death, something very personal, and it took a night of sleep for me to fully get a sense as to what it is. I am a dad. It is the part of my being with which I identify first and most strongly. As I awoke this morning, the first morning of a Robin Williams-less world, I felt a loss in the definition of what it is to be a dad...

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GLAAD film industry report card reveals lack of LGBT visibility

| Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- In its second annual report card on LGBT representation in motion pictures, media advocacy group GLAAD gives the film industry a mostly failing grade. GLAAD’s Studio Responsibility Index (SRI), a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios during the ...

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Nathan Lane: Gay actors shouldn’t have a monopoly on gay roles

| Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Nathan Lane speaks on stage during the Live from Lincoln Center, “The Nance” panel, at the the PBS 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said. Lane, who is gay and has played both straight and gay characters, was asked the question at a TV critics' meeting Tuesday. He was there to discuss PBS' presentation of the Broadway play "The Nance," in which he stars....

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